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Steggles Fresh Chicken Wholebird $3.00 Per kg @ ALDI

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  • +4 votes

    Cheap gainz

  • +1 vote

    Hmmm.. I am sitting on the fence on this one. Woolies regularly have chicken drumsticks for $3/kg. Do I want to pay the same amount for the whole bird? Even though breast meat is usually more expensive, no one in the family likes breast meat.

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      Steggles is difference

      no one in the family likes breast meat.

    • +1 vote

      I think you would be getting less meat buying drumsticks at the same price per kg compared to a whole chicken.
      Also breast is leaner than drumsticks.

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        Well, this is true. I could just cook the bird and drown the breast meat in mayonnaise. Any tips for roasting the entire bird?

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          I cook a whole chicken in one of these for about 1.5 hrs @ 180 degrees & it turns out perfect.

          I don't do anything to it, just rinse it and chuck it in the oven. Some say it's safer & not even necessary to rinse it.

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            @WatchNerd: Ok, no marinating or salting the chicken before hand? I always marinate my meat for 24 hours before I cook them.

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              @geek001: No I don't do anything, but I have it with gravy so it depends what you want in the end.

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              @geek001: I think these chickens have a little brine injected already, so extra salting hasn't been necessary. While you pay for the extra weight, the convenience of not having to add any more salt and the extra tenderness of the chicken make it worth it imo.

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          Don't overcook it or the breast will be dry and horrible. Drowning it in mayo is a great idea, same with gravy or sambal.

          Or you can just munch through it for jaw gainz!

    • +1 vote

      Chicken Thigh is yum.

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      Comparing a 2.5kg bird with 2.5kg of drumsticks, the whole bird will yield approx 1.3kg of meat cooked, whereas drumsticks will yield 1.1kg of meat cooked.

      Sous vide chicken breast has been a game changer as well.

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        Hmm.. interesting, do you have a special device for sous vide? I have only every tried it with steaks. I had some success cooking sous vide steaks in a large pot of heated water.

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          I use the Anova to sous vide. Immersion method with zip lock bags, cooking the breast for 1.5-2 hours at 60-62 degrees. I bulk cook in a modified esky. Sous vide steak is great, but chicken breast has made the biggest difference vs other methods of cooking. It's also very important to slice against the grain, not with the grain. Makes a big difference in terms of texture in your mouth.

          If you're going to roast a whole chicken, then use a thermometer to check the temperature of the breast and try not to let it get past 74 degrees.

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            @spiff: +1 for the Anova.

            Chicken, pork and steak never tasted so good.

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              @Jhonka: What kinda pork you cooking? I've tried fillet but found the difference to oven only marginal.

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        Sous vide chicken breast has been a game changer as well.

        Yeah, I've heard the chicken game has changed

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      no one in the family likes breast meat.

      Tasmanian?

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        Sorry, I don't really get the reference.

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          It's best not to devote too much time trying to make sense of any comment made by Scab.

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      No one in the family likes breast meat? The chicken isn't the problem here.

  • -1 vote

    Are these the Australian steggles ones? Someone from a previous deal said that coles steggles came from Australia and woolworths came from overseas I think.

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      Do you honestly think they would import chicken? That's sounds redundant.

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    Why is this so cheap?

    on a slightly unrelated note, is free range chickens a lie? (I already buy free range eggs)

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      This isn't free range.

      The only way to be assured it's real free range is to purchase only from a dedicated free-range supplier (e.g. a company that doesn't offer battery cage chickens or eggs.)

      In Vic, your two best bets are Josh's Rainbow Eggs (usually Coles) and The Good Farmer (usually Woolies).

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        Nothing is 100% certain, but I think that the big supermarket chains have a vested interest in ensuring free range, organic etc are from reputable suppliers.

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        I didn't say it was. Unless you're saying this is cheap because it's not free range.

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        In Vic, your two best bets are Josh's Rainbow Eggs (usually Coles) and The Good Farmer (usually Woolies).

        really?
        https://www.theage.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/aldi-is-...

        Neither Coles nor Woollies are in the top ten trusted
        Coles infact is in the top ten brands with net negative trust scores (yes the big banks are there as well)

        Could you really trust them then if they say those eggs are really free range? :)

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          Coles and Woolies aren't producing the eggs. I did my research on the company producing the eggs, not the retailer…

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    Need to learn hainan chicken rice recipe…

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      Step 1. Buy jar of Hainan chicken rice paste.

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        Do they make a duck paste?

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          No, but I do. It comes out of a tube.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks, FowlNerd.

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    Love Steggles I usually get 3 meals at least from one. I think they are marinated as well.

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    In another life, I used to buy Danish Frozen chicken
    It used to come with a little packet inside the chicken's cavity- one neck, one gizzard, one heart and one liver, presumably belonging to the same chook
    In Australia they scrimp and never really give you the whole (edible) bird :)

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      They sell the offal for $5 KG at Woolies.

      Usually buy gizzards, hearts and liver for my dog.

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    Must be a Hazeldene's fire sale following the calder freeway crash #Getyourchickens